Los Angeles Galaxy: Ins and Outs, March 29, 2012

Are two Supporters' Shields better than one?

A huge, million-dollar question was brought up by Los Angeles Galaxy manager Bruce Arena earlier this week: should the MLS Western Conference regular season champion win two Supporters' Shields?

One would be for finishing first in the West, the other for finishing first in the league, since the West is presumably superior to its Eastern counterparts.

“[The Shield] does carry the same meaning because they give it,” Arena recently told's Luis Bueno. “Why they did not understand that it skews the competition, I don’t quite get it, is odd to me.

"I think if you are going to have an unbalanced schedule, what you should have is a regular-season champion in both leagues. It doesn’t make sense doing it the way we’re doing it.”

In the unbalanced schedule, Western Conference teams will have to play against their Eastern rivals o...

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